Microsoft Ends Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support

Microsoft announced this week that they will end the support program for Windows XP Service Pack 2. Windows XP is still being run by thousands of businesses not yet ready to make the switch to Windows 7. This now presents a challenge in finding a download of SP3 or upgrading to Windows 7. In 2004, Windows XP SP2 was released and represented a ton of new advances in the Windows OS. Some people had issues with the illusive download of SP3, saying it crashed their systems. This will most definitely have an impact on the businesses still running, and even a jump in Windows 7 sales. Microsoft has made Service Pack 3 widely available to those who prefer not to make the jump to Windows 7. The download is being sold on Microsoft’s website for $24.95.

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Robert Schaeffer is a co-founder and senior editor at Technigrated, where he covers the technology industry as a whole. He started with the network in 2008 as the Director of Design and a co-host of the weekly radio show, Tech Talk Live.

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